Artist-in-Residence: barry johnson

September 2020 – January 2021

barry johnson is a self-taught interdisciplinary artist whose work explores race, community, and culture. He has held residencies throughout the Puget Sound region, Hawaii, Tulum, and Argentina. barry authored and illustrated a children’s book titled, Oh What Wonderful Hair. barry’s work has been shown and collected around the world ranging in mediums. He is also a muralist and has created multiple works across the Pierce and King County region. 

barry has also spoken at a TEDx event in Seattle about the power of creating multiple personas to aid you in your career. He has received multiple grants and awards including the Edwin T. Pratt Award, smART Ventures award, the 2018 GAP Award and he was a finalist for the Conductive Garboil Grant in 2018. barry is currently going to school to be an architect and lives in Federal Way.